Hawthorne Street Transfer Station

Hawthorne Street Transfer Station

Humboldt Waste Management Authority operates the "Hawthorne Street Transfer Station" and the "Eureka Recycling Center" in Eureka, CA. The Hawthorne Street Transfer Station serves as the regional disposal location for our member agencies and the general public, and the Eureka Recycling Center provides CRV Buy Back and general recycling services.

Our facilities are located at 1059 W. Hawthorne Street, Eureka (map)

General Public – Hour of Operation

Transfer Station Eureka Recycling Center
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Help Us, Help You!

Cover Your Load!
Uncovered trucks are one of the sources of litter and debris along Humboldt roadways. Please do your part to secure and cover your load.

All Loads are Subject to Hazardous Waste Load Checking
Hazardous and other prohibited materials, as defined under California laws and regulations, may not be disposed at the Hawthorne Street Transfer Station. If hazardous materials are found in loads, the hauler is responsible for all costs associated with the removal and management of the hazardous materials. Classification of all materials are subject to Authority personnel’s discretion at the time of acceptance.

REDUCE Your Load by RECYCLING first!
HWMA offers One-Stop Services to make it convenient for you to reduce, recycle and properly dispose of materials before waste is deposited into the landfill. By separating your materials before you visit, you may also reduce YOUR cost to dispose of unwanted materials.

CRV Buy Back Center (Beverage Containers)

Recycle your California Redemption Value (CRV) beverage containers for cash. Please visit us in the Eureka Recycling Center.

Recycling Drop Off

General recyclable material such as newspaper, mixed office paper, cardboard, glass, metals and plastics may be dropped off in designated bins in our Eureka Recycling Center, at no charge.

Electronic Waste Recycling
Electronic wastes may not be disposed into landfills. We are happy to receive electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, phones, printers, and other electronic devices at the Eureka Recycling Center. A nominal charge may apply.

Carpet-Care Recycling
Brochure in English and Spanish



Used Oil
Recycle home-generated used oil and oil filters at our Eureka Recycling Center, or check our list of locations in your community that may accept used oil/oil filters at a low to no-cost. If your oil has water, antifreeze or other contamination, please bring it to the “Red Shed”, our Household Hazardous Waste Facility. (707) 441-2005

Residential tires may be brought year-round to the Transfer Station and disposed of for a fee. Alternatively, HWMA periodically hosts free Waste Tire Amnesty Days. Check our Events Section, or call (707) 441-2005 for details.

Pharmaceuticals/Medical Sharps
For information on Pharmaceutical disposal, please refer to the following information pamphlet, as HWMA no longer accepts pharmaceuticals at any of its facilities. Sharps may still be disposed of at HHW events and at any of the other facilities located at 1059 W. Hawthorne Street.

Household/Small Business Hazardous Waste Collection
Hazardous and regulated wastes from residential and small businesses is accepted at our “Red Shed” by appointment. To schedule an appointment and for more information, please call (707) 441-2005.

Humboldt County Waste Characterization Report Available Now

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